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Things to do Wednesday, Nov. 18

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Steve Miller Band The blues-rock makers of such radio staples as Fly Like an Eagle, The Joker and Jet Airliner really love your peaches, and want to shake your tree tonight at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road Clearwater, at 8. Tickets: $52.50-$128

Art Quilts There are two shows of both local and national talent rooted in tradition at the Florida International Museum at St. Petersburg College, 244 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg, now through Jan. 10. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and military members, and $5 for students over 6.

Family Fitness and Fun Skate Here's a rolling tribute to the big hair days of the 1980s. Bring the family out for skating fun from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at United Skates of America, 5121 N Armenia Ave., Tampa. Free, $2.50 skate rental. (813) 876-5826.

Turandot opera See this encore presentation of Franco Zeffirelli's production of Puccini's classic opera in HD from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. The movie theater at Citrus Park Stadium will be showing it at 6:30 p.m. Visit for full list of participating locations. Tickets are $22, $15 children.

Senior Friendly Extravaganza There will be fun games, an opportunity to find out about all the services and products and entertainment from Ken Brady, Richie Merritt, Marti Carroll, Denise Looney and more. It starts at 10 a.m. at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free. (727) 587-6751.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne

Coming up

Doug Stanhope This outlaw comic prefers bars to comedy clubs, so he'll be taking his edgy act to Crowbar Saturday 8 p.m.. It's $20 for 21 and up at the Ybor City club, 1812 N 17th St.

Sandcastle art Check out the work of eight top sand sculptors this weekend who will start with a 12-ton sand pile and have 21 hours spread across three days to sculpt a masterpiece. The first Sanding Ovations Masters Sand Sculpting Competition & Music Festival runs Friday through Sunday in Treasure Island, with awards presented at 6 p.m. Saturday. It's free to watch but you must pay for food and drink. Check it out on the beach behind the Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne

Things to do Wednesday, Nov. 18 11/17/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 8:58pm]
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